February Monthly Newsletter
Hi everyone,

I hope that you are well and have escaped the chills, colds, and fevers that have beset so many of us here on Long Island and elsewhere around the region.  If not, we pray for your speedy and full recovery.                  

The weeks ahead will be full of preparation for the Lenten and Easter Season in addition to some other events throughout February that will bring us closer our neighbors, the preschool families, and the folks of other nearby United Methodist and Presbyterian Churches.  On Friday, Feb. 2, we’ll host another exciting movie night for the children from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and we’ll be serving pizza, ice-cream, pretzels, juice, and fun!  On Saturday, Feb. 10th there will be a training event (free) for church officers at the Westbury U.M.C. from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (more information is posted at the church).  On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th, we will be hosting the first portion of the Ecumenical Lenten Services at 7:30 p.m. here in our sanctuary.  Each successive Wednesday will have a service held at one of the participating church locations.  Yet another good opportunity to gather with fellow Christians will be during the five Saturdays starting on Feb. 24 and ending on March 24 during the Lay Servant Ministry Courses at Westbury.             

As you can see, there is a lot going on.  Personally, I will need to use some of my vacation time this month so I will be away from Wed. February 7th through Tue. February 13th.

Thank you all for your prayers and service as we minister together in Jesus’ name.  May God bless you richly, now and always!
                        
With joy,                         
Pastor Steve
 

Help Wanted
We are looking for a Church Historian.  This would be a

Volunteer Position.  If interested, contact Pastor Steve.

Movie Night with the Preschool Children
On Friday, February 2nd  from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm the church will once again host
a movie night with the children of the preschool so their parents can have a night off. 
Volunteers are needed to supervise.  Please see Joan Langton or Pastor Steve.

Blood Drive
There will be a Blood Drive on February 3rd from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm at the
Seaford Manor School.  Please see Jim Stone for more details.

Spaghetti Dinner
Join us on Sunday, February 5th for our annual Spaghetti Dinner in
Fellowship Hall following worship.
 
Ash Wednesday Service
We will host be hosting the Ash Wednesday Service on February 14th at 7:30 pm,
the first service of the Lenten season.

Men’s Breakfast
All men are welcome to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, February 17th  at 8:30 am
at the East Bay Diner located on Merrick Road.

Lenten Services
Please join us for Lenten Services on Wednesday,  February 21st , February 28th ,
March 7th , March 14th  and March 21st.   See location in the calendar.

Lay Servant Ministry Course
Lay Servant Ministry Course will be taking place at the Westbury UMC on Saturdays,
February 24th , March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th  and March 24th 
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Administrative Council Meeting
There will be an Administrative Council Meeting on Monday, February 26th  at 7:00 pm
in the Ross Library.  All are welcome to attend this meeting.

Ladies’ Luncheon
Please check the welcome insert as well as the website for the date of the next
Ladies’ Luncheon.